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The Best Kitchenaid Mixers in 2022

Buying a KitchenAid stand mixer is an investment, but “it’s a worthwhile one,” says executive chef Michael Zeman of Dottir, the restaurant serving Nordic cuisine via the Pacific Northwest inside the KEX Portland hotel. Their signature braided “Grandma Helga’s” doughnuts wouldn’t be on the menu without a KitchenAid stand mixer—which handles small batches of the …

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Fried Sesame Balls With Sweet Red Bean Filling Recipe

These traditional sesame balls are filled with sweet red bean paste and rolled in sesame seeds.  While the treat can be found in Chinese bakeries and dim-sum restaurants year-round, it’s considered particularly auspicious to serve them at home in celebration of the Lunar New Year. Round foods symbolize not only the moon, but also the …

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Mooncakes & Milk Bread Author Kristina Cho Celebrates Chinese-Style Baking

Growing up in Cleveland, Kristina Cho spent all year looking forward to the rare and special occasions when her family would pile into the car to make the drive to cities like Chicago and Toronto. The highlight of every trip was getting to visit a Chinese bakeshop, its glass cases housing all varieties of buns, …

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Hudson Valley’s Bread Alone Bakery Minimizes Carbon Footprint with Renovated Facility

An Upstate New York bakery is taking a big step toward a smaller carbon footprint. Bread Alone, a nearly 40-year-old bread maker in Hudson Valley, has spent four years renovating its Boiceville facility where the business was originally founded. That site will soon reopen in January as a 100 percent net zero energy operation, powered …

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